07-07-2012, 03:36 PM #1
Melting Swiss glaciers yield up their secrets: 3 brothers missing for 86 years found
British climbers find remains of three brothers who went
missing in 1926 as melting Swiss glaciers give up secrets
The frozen remains of three brothers who went missing 86 years ago in the Swiss Alps have been discovered by two British climbers.
The pair stumbled across the siblings' skulls, bones, boots, climbing equipment, binoculars and a leather purse containing nine Swiss Francs while in the Valais region of Switzerland.
Johann, Cletus and Fidelis Ebener, aged between 22 and 31, set off with their guide Max Rieder from their village of Kippel on March 4, 1926.
They were heading towards the Aletsch glacier.
Swiss Police spokesman Jean Marie Bornet said: 'Since 1926 there have been 280 persons who have disappeared in the mountains in the Valais region. With the melting of the glaciers it is likely that more and more often some of them will reappear.'
07-07-2012, 03:43 PM #2
They certainly were handsome young men. I feel bad for their family, I'm sure most of their loved ones have since passed not knowing what became of them. Especially their parents.
280 lost? Wow.
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